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General


Population: 2,077,328 (2011)
Land Area: 25,333 sq km
Natural Resources: Iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, manganese, nickel, tungsten, gold, silver, asbestos, gypsum, timber, arable land
Capital: Skopje
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Gjorge Ivanov (2009)
Head of Government: Nikola Gruevski (2006)
Languages: Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Roma, Serbian
Currency: Macedonian Denar (MKD)
Major Religions: Macedonian Orthodox 64.7%, Muslim 33.3%, Other Christian 0.37%, Other and Unspecified 1.63%
Major Ethnicities: Macedonian 64.2%, Albanian 25.2%, Turkish 3.9%, Roma 2.7%, Serb 1.8%, Other 2.2%
Life Expectancy: 75.14 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 9.17 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 19.46 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 9,400 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.3% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 8.7%, Industry 22.1%, Services 69.2% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 19.9%, Industry 22.1%, Services 58% (2010)
Industries: Food processing, beverages, textiles, chemicals, iron, steel, cement, energy, pharmaceuticals
Agriculture Products: Grapes, wine, tobacco, vegetables, fruits; milk, eggs
Human Development Index: 0.728 (78th)
Tourism Revenue: 77 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 31.7% (2010)

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Army Size: 10 890 (2004)
Budget: 6% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Macedonia is located in South Eastern Europe. Macedonia is bordered by Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo and Serbia. Macedonia's economy is steadily growing at 5% growth, inflation is also kept low by the government. The government has opened up the economy since independence and is trying to attract foreign investment.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Macedonia
Wikipedia: Macedonia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/MKD.html

Updated on: December 23, 2011